Crusaders win cup final on penalties

Academy Under-13s.

Academy Under-13s. - Credit: Archant

Crusaders Under-12s defeated Clevedon in the cup final after a penalty shoot-out.

WESTON Crusaders Under-12s finished their campaign with a well contested cup final against Clevedon at Yatton.

Despite the rain, both teams played some bright attacking football with Ben, Charlie and Snedds causing problems for the opposition in midfield. Ethan hit the crossbar from a free-kick and Churchill also went close, following a flowing passing move.

Clevedon also hit the woodwork and some excellent defending from Tom, Blondie and Joel, along with some good keeping from Lewis meant it was goal-less at the break.

Clevedon went ahead despite a great initial save from Harry. Reece came close to scoring before Ben crossed for Charlie to head the ball home. Extra time could not separate the two teams and the game was decided on penalties, with Harry saving the deciding penalty for a tense finish.

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WESTON Academy Under-13s travelled to Arsenal Soccer Schools in Dorset in the Junior Premier League.

Weston started the match with a positive attitude, playing with great enthusiasm and creativity and at half-time Weston were leading 4-1.

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Olly Cunningham and Szymon Swierczyna created a lot of chances in midfield for the front three of Pugh, Pauline and Rickards. With the highest chain of passes at 24, Weston looked to keep the ball and dominate the match.

The match finished 7-4 to Weston after goals from Petch, Pauline (3), Hayden (2) and Rickards.

The Under-13s are looking to recruit for next season and will be holding trials in August. If you are interested, please email:

UPHILL Castle Under-16s made it 19 wins out of 19 with a comfortable 5-2 win over a spirited Portishead side.

They took the lead early on when a good pass from Cam Frost released Cam Milkins and he gave the keeper no chance. Poor defending allowed Portished to equalise, before Frost, Jamie Borrett, Brad Hassells and Kyle Fowler took control of the midfield.

Another good pass by Frost was clinically finished by Milkins to make the half-time score 2-1.

The second half started with Portishead on the attack and Uphill defenders Alex Loveridge, Josh Thorne, Sam Calvert, Will Hillman and Sam Andrews resisted until they equalised again.

Milkins scored his fourth of the game before setting up Edwards for the fifth goal.

The Old Thatched Cottage joint players of the mMatch were Alex Loveridge and Cam Milkins.

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